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The first meeting of the ORBIS project consortium

This week the consortium of the ORBIS project met for the first time in Milano.

Funded by the research programme Horizon Europe and co-led by the Department of Design & Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Politecnico di Milano, ORBIS aims at augmenting participation, co-creation, trust and transparency in Deliberative Democracy at all scales.

The project is coordinated by Francesca Rizzo with Grazia Concilio, and the team includes Ilaria Mariani, Anna Moro, Michelangelo Secchi, and involves 13 partners from 7 Countries:

ORBIS provides new ways to understand and facilitate the emergence of new participatory democracy models, together with the mechanisms to scale them and consolidate them at an institutional level.

Among its main objectives: a sound methodology for deliberative participation and co-creation at scale; novel AI-enhanced tools for deliberative participation across diverse settings; new evidence-based democratic models that emerge from the application of citizen deliberation processes; demonstrated measurable impact of such innovations in real-world settings.